Born in Palestine and raised in Kuwait, Dr. Saad Saad is a man whose legacy will forever be cemented in the medical arena. The pediatric surgeon boasts a career spanning for over four decades during which he has brought to book a long string of accomplishments. Throughout his career, Dr. Saad’s primary drive was to create a world of health care that would be both gentle and safe for children.
It is this goal that helped him push his creative boundaries to another level, driving him to invent an endoscope with a suction device. Even though initially his goal was to create an endoscope that would make it easy for pediatric surgeons like him to carry out surgeries without having to remove the endoscope multiple times during the operation, his invention is now being used worldwide.
Also with the same goal in mind, Dr. Saad Saad invented an electromagnetic catheter which unlike traditional X-ray and MRI machines helps minimize the patient’s exposure to harmful rays. Unlike MRI and X-ray machines, the catheter is also portable and more efficient. Even though his second invention is yet to hit the market, when it does, it will revolutionize the world of medicine.
Dr. Saad’s advice to those in the process of building their future
Even though he is currently retired, Dr. Saad Saad’s successes are an inspiration to many, as they leave behind important life lessons. For instance, during a recent interview, Dr. Saad Saad gives a sneak peek of his life’s journey and the valuable lessons that he has learned from it. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
He says that growing up; his family was abruptly forced to leave its home after Israel was made a state. Fortunately for them, his father was a highly proficient petroleum mechanic, a factor that made it possible for them to live in Kuwait as his father secured a good job here.
However, Dr. Saad Saad and his siblings were more like refugees as they had no passports and were natives of diaspora with no country. His father urged him to pursue excellence as this was the only key he had to a better life.
He followed his father’s advice to the letter and using his accomplishments today as an example; he urges everyone out there seeking to become better not to accept anything that’s less than the success they yearn.
Commenting on what has been motivating him to become better and what has been his secret ingredient to his success, Dr. Saad Saad says that all through his career he has never waited for tomorrow.
Instead, he always focused on the present and accomplished as much as he could within it. This habit slowly made him more efficient with his time, enabling him to soar to great heights.
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